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Passing mercury through a copper tube

  1. Dec 6, 2014 #1
    How does passing mercury, salt water, etc thought a copper tube create electricity? and dose it create a magnetic field?
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    ... pretty much same way a battery works.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2014 #3
    is this true of mercury or just salt water and how magnitudinous is the magnetic field at flow rate X? (Im not sure what increment would make a noticeable change in output?)
     
  5. Dec 6, 2014 #4

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    Why not try it and see?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2014 #5
    Im hoping theres a more cost effective approach.
     
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    ... of doing what?
     
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